Using 10GigE with VMware vDS and Cisco Nexus 1000V

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In a blog post last month titled, “vSphere loves 10GigE”, I mentioned a deployment paper was in the works. The paper titled, “Deploying 10 Gigabit Ethernet on VMware vSphere 4.0 with Cisco Nexus 1000V and VMware vNetwork Distributed Switches”, is now posted on Cisco website. We will follow suit in the coming week and post Read more...

More on HP Virtual Connect

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I wrote a blog entry earlier this year around using HP Flex-10 with vSphere … or perhaps I should say I wrote a pointer to an entry on Flex-10 written by Kenneth van Ditmarsch at virtualkenneth.com I thought I’d add a few more papers that cover Virtual Connect with vSphere… HP Virtual Connect Ethernet Cookbook Read more...

64 bit is almost here – are you ready?

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Hello everyone, I wanted to remind everyone, of what I have already seen floating around the internet, but still important enough to remind.  Our next release of SRM is going to require a 64 bit OS.  This is the same as our next release of VC as it too will require a 64 bit host Read more...

FCoE Webcast coming up

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My previous post was on why vSphere loves 10GigE. You can converge all those 1GigE links into a pair of 10GigE to not only improve your network performance but reduce the complexity of your infrastructure. FCoE takes reduction of complexity one step further in eliminating the HBA, Fibre Channel links and adjacent Fibre Channel switches/directors Read more...

VMware Data Recovery 1.2 Available Today!

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We just posted VMware Data Recovery 1.2!  While it is only a dot one increase in terms of version number (don't ask, long story), all the minor changes that we implemented really do add up to a major change.  Here are some highlights of the new release: a file level restore client for Linux virtual Read more...

Hardware Health Monitoring via CIM, part 4

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In our last post, we started to dive deeper into writing CIM client code, and looked at some of the IPMI based data.  In this post, we'll explore a little more detail on some of the log data that comes from IPMI and touch on a few new CIM concepts. Read more...

ZERO IS A BIG NUMBER

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Great news for customers who want to deploy Linux in VMware environments! Thanks to an OEM agreement with Novell that was announced earlier today (read press release), VMware will be able to provide everyone who purchases new vSphere licenses or upgrades with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and subscription to patches and updates at zero additional Read more...

Log files in ESXi 4.0

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Simon Long has published a great blog on log files in ESXi 4.0.  It goes over the primary log files in ESXi 4.0, and the various ways to obtain and view them.  If you're used to logging into the COS on classic ESX to view these files, then please do read this entry to see Read more...